Project development of wind and solar parks: Selection and securing of sites, permitting of procurement, realization, construction of turnkey projects, repowering, operations management, project purchasing, cooperation.
UKA has been planning, building, supporting and operating wind and solar parks, as well as the related infrastructure, for more than 20 years. With some 50 grid-connected wind power plants and a project pipeline of 4 GW, UKA is one of Germany’s leading onshore project developers, which also implements solar energy projects.
Complete solutions for decentralized power production
As a full-service provider, the UKA Group provides all services up to the handover of operationally-ready renewable energy parks. At the point of commissioning, our energy park operations subsidiary, UKB Umweltgerechte Kraftanlagen Betriebsführung GmbH, ensures that the turbines operate for decades with optimal technical and economic performance.
Our project management subsidiary, which is based in Lohmen (Mecklenburg), UKA Projektträger GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the implementation of all of the UKA Group’s construction projects. Due to our large purchasing volume, UKA is able to work in a particularly cost-efficient manner and also offers its services to other customers – a win-win situation for all parties.
All projects are accompanied by our expert team, every step of the way, up to the point of permit-compliant implementation. This involves providing support for everything from the construction of pathways and foundations to grid connection, turnkey construction and commissioning as well as following up on all official requirements and acceptance tests in compliance with the German Federal Immission Control Act.
Complex projects and exemplary solutions
As an expert in wind energy in forested locations, UKA has already commissioned several wind power installations in commercial forests. A specialist agency – Fachagentur Windenergie an Land – has identified the "Göllnitz-Lieskau-Rehain" project as a good-practice example of sustainable wind projects in forest locations. It exemplifies project development in close coordination with local communities and people.
The Group successfully executes repowering projects. For this purpose, UKA examines whether local conditions such as height or distance regulations, planning law and turbine firing of potentially suitable wind power plants, allow for repowering. In 2021, for example, twelve turbines were modernized and optimized at the wind park Warnsdorf in Brandenburg. The new wind turbines produce even more green electricity with an increase of the rated output of 3.6 times more than that of the old turbines and they can now supply energy to more than 40,000 households.
UKA effectively leads conservation compensation and replacement measures in the context of wind energy projects. The project "Schäferwiese" in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania compensates exemplary the wind turbines of the wind farm Parchim, which were projected and built by UKA.
Local partnership and global presence
The energy park developer supports all phases of a project as a financially strong and implementation-oriented partner – regardless of the plant type. Flexible and situation-specific cooperation models enable mutual collaboration and the shaping of the energy transition with joint forces.
At present, The UKA Group employs around 750 people in various locations across Germany such as in Meißen, Cottbus, Dresden, Rostock, Lohmen in Mecklenburg as well as in Bielefeld, Erfurt, Hanover, Heilbronn, Magdeburg, Mainz, Oldenburg and Straubing. It is also currently expanding its business activities in other European markets including UKA Iberia which operates from Madrid. In addition, UKA North America from Stuart (Florida) and UKA Chile from Santiago de Chile are driving promising renewable energy projects in North, Central and South America.
- Founded: 1999
- Employees: 700